We’re only 23 days away from Christmas and you know what that means: More reasons to treat ourselves and our loved ones in the spirit of giving. In case you’re someone like me who loves shopping at Christmas fairs and bazaars, then you’re in for a treat because Retail Lab — one of our favorite places to go for fashion finds, is hosting a fashion, home, and lifestyle shopping affair called Soirée by Retail Lab this weekend!
Happening from December 2-4, 10 AM – 8PM daily at The Fifth, Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati, Soirée by Retail Lab brought together over 150 homegrown brands to help us shop everything we may need for the holidays in one go. Even brands that I only see on Instagram have physical booths at the event!
To get to the venue faster, you may take the elevator across Starbucks Reserve (near Plaza Drive entrance) inside the Power Plant Mall. This will take you straight to the 5th floor where you can find the fair. If you’re up for a leisurely stroll, you can also take the escalator.
Here’s a peek at some of the interesting items that we’ve seen, some of which, even went home with us:
PASALUBONG FOR PETS
Tips for shoppers? Load up your GCash accounts so you won’t need to bring out cash at every booth. Some also accept Maya and bank transfers! Also, keep your tickets because one ticket is good enough for 3 days worth of entrance at the fair.
“The goal of the event is to give an opportunity for local businesses, Instagram brands, small labels, and startups to showcase and sell their products,” says Claud Baron-Paulino, co-founder of Retail Lab. “For some, we hope that the event can also kickstart their business, especially after the pandemic. We also want to show that the local retail industry is alive and booming.”
“It’s been a long time since the last Soirée, so we’re excited to gather both old and new merchants and have everyone together under one roof again. There are also so many new local brands and businesses that have opened during the pandemic, and we are excited to introduce them all to our shoppers at this year’s event,” says Rosanna Aranaz, co-founder of Retail Lab.
For more information, follow Soirée and Retail Lab on Facebook and Instagram (@RetailLabPH and @soireebyretaillab). Will definitely be back in the next two days! See you at the Soirée!